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    Carcharodon

    shame, Sony Xperia are fantastic devices,

    Posted in: Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business

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    well done Apple pretty stunning results. The thing I raise an eyebrow at is the profit $18 Billion? that is a heck of a lot of profit, even if every iphone was $100 cheaper, they still would have a made a huge profit. The people need a little more than a free U2 album, throw them a bone. Share the love. Tim Cook doesn't need a new private Jet ;)

    Posted in: Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple

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    They missed the boat somewhat in Japan, credit to Hulu who came in a built up over the past few years. When they started in Japan, it wasn't anything special, it took time to build up support, better infrastructure and get shows. Netflix will struggle unless it offers more than Hulu. Netflix Japan will not be anything like Netflix USA off the bat, to expect it to be the same will be setting up for disappointment.

    Posted in: Netflix eyes global empire as Internet TV battle heats up

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    Arrogance, cluelessness and disregard for what visitors expect and want by travel industry professionals and therefore wasting billions of Yen in hare-brained advertising. Closed minded and hostility to fresh ideas, especially in the segment of young people because travel related offices and institutions are usually staffed by conservative people who usually have no clue whatsoever what is attractive to hip youth. A general lack of joy of life and cheeriness without being drunk (as opposed to Thailand or Indonesia). Rules, rules, many rules without sense - dame, dame dame, no but or common sense. Lack of flexibility and desire to accommodate expectations different from Japanese rules and customs (perceived as trouble/meiwaku).

    indeed, and one sector this is absolutely the case is the ski industry. Small towns, narrow minded, stubborn locals councils and utter cluelessness for the potential goldmine they are sitting on. Japan could be a skiing mecca, a small number of Europeans know this and spend their entire season here as the snow in Japan wins hands down. It could be so much more, Apres skiing anyone? not in Japan. Sometimes some ski hills are not owned by one entity but separate entities who cant agree on anything. Happoone in Hakuba for example, in summer one of the owners fences off his section and puts a few cows to pasture, it could be a Mountain bike heaven in summer, keeping the hotels filled, but instead it's gone to the cows.

    Posted in: Why is Japan such an unpopular tourist destination?

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    Already been done Zuckerberg, its called Linkedin.

    Posted in: Facebook testing workplace version of social network

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    If you are going to satirize, then do it with taste and class.

    Glad the pope said it. That magazine is trash.

    Indeed, I had a look and decided quickly that the cartoons were pretty much crapp, regardless of the perceived insult to the Prophet, they simply weren't any good. It's not a matter of understanding French satire and humour. Class transcends culture and differences.

    Posted in: Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to free expression

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    this is news? Ive been using this app for years, the photo translate option has been there for more than a year. Its very handy.

    Posted in: Google turns smartphones into real-time translators

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    Sure for commuting on packed highways, driverless future has its place, however driving for pleasure on a windy country road?.....there will always be a place for that in the foreseeable future ergo sports cars will always be in demand.

    Posted in: Do sports cars have a future in a driverless world?

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    Like Kurisupisu, what I don't get is the of proliferation of apps (mostly free) for websites that provide no more functionality at all than the mobile browser version of the site. Apps, can hog memory, run in the background, drain your battery, all for what? Always check out the mobile version on the device browser before getting such an app.

    Unlike Kurisupisu , not everyone has the desire to be a cheapskate, I use several rather vital apps that are premium only, and the cost the price of a cup of coffee -or less than a beer in the pub and I get great value from them. You would rather miss out on some great apps to proudly save a few pennies? each to their own I guess. Also, some premium apps are far far better than any free app, on Android or ios.

    Posted in: Apple, developers feasting on people's app-etites

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    app? more bloat on my phone no thanks. a regular web page on the browser is more than sufficient and up to date. http://www.tetsudo.com/traffic/ is good one. Chrome browser even translates it, if that's your thing.

    Posted in: New app allows commuters to share info on train delays through Twitter

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    And Japan should provide the option of low-fat milk

    oh boy, does Ancel Keys and his myths about fat still abound? children need fat for their growing brains and bodies, why rob children of a key brain-building element? The lack of understanding about food and health is simply staggering! Normal growing Childer NEVER need low-fat dairy products. Want to perpetuate the errors of giving kids low fat and slip them Ritalin for ADHD and other learning disorders to compensate for the lack of key nutrients for a healthy brain, sounds like a ploy by a pharmaceutical company

    Posted in: Niigata town drops milk from school lunches

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    incredibly painful way to go....I wonder what pushed them to this point?

    Posted in: Husband, wife die after setting themselves on fire

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    Soy milk? that stuff should be avoided, especially men. Research about it.

    reevaluated their school lunches, eventually deciding to phase out breads and noodles, and replace them with locally grown rice

    well that a is very positive move, indeed and will only have positive benefits. especially considering the cheap, heavily processed "bread" if that's the appropriate term, for the 'carb bombs' that comprises many school kyushoku.

    Posted in: Niigata town drops milk from school lunches

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    geez, the must be desperate! You know it must be hurting their pride to have to ask! Winter Oly's in Korea, Soccer WC in In Qatar.....the world is topsy turvy!

    Posted in: Pyeongchang Games could include events in Japan

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    ..and mask sales just took off with gusto!

    eat well (ie. real food, cut out the processed crap) sleep well and get exercise and your immune system will look after you if you are an average person. The elderly and those with compromised immune systems need flu shots.

    Posted in: Tokyo gov't issues influenza epidemic alert

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    • after luring Internet Explorer browser users *

    IE users haha that's rich. IE .....chuckles.

    Posted in: Microsoft patches two-decade crack in Windows software

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    cellphone zombies, hey I coined the new portmanteau "kei-zom". I mustn't be the only one who sees them as zombies. Last week while out for a bike ride I passed 5 different HS kids riding bikes in the space of 2-3 mins, all glued to their phones, the last one, nearly rode into me and got a hell of a fright - idiot.

    If the kei-zom is toting an iphone, just know that its more fragile and more likely to suffer a broken screen if you bump into them and they drop it....(whistling)

    Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

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    Crash?* collision* is much more appropriate term in this chase. Unlucky to happen right before his performance. One of those things.

    Posted in: Hanyu 2nd at Cup of China after scary crash

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    Congratulations chaps, LED tech is vital cog in the wheel of modern life.

    Nakamura, who is now a naturalised U.S. citizen won fame in Japan after suing his employer for a greater share of the spoils of the LED prize. A court ruled he should be given 844 million yen (more than $8 million). His initial company bonus was only 20,000 yen.

    A 20,000 yen bonus? good grief that is a massive slap in the face! for being instrumental in developing tech that will make that company millions. I'm glad he sued and won and now has a Nobel prize as the cherry on top.

    A quick Google shows that company that insulted him with a pitance is called Nichia.

    Posted in: Failing was fun: Japan Nobel winner

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    typo; double negative -oops. " there is no way not at all Bianchi was to prepared to stop"

    Posted in: Horror footage of Bianchi Formula One crash emerges

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